Health Update

Inigo has another fever, and has been out of sorts for a few days, so we went back to the doctor today.  While we were there I thought I should ask for a second opinion about my plague because, although I have been feeling a lot better than I was on Thursday night, I still feel horrible.

Inigo (according to the doctor) definitely has glue ear (a hearing test next Monday will establish that one way or another), and also a sore throat, so he’s to be switched to another antibiotic (Augmentin, for those of you who care about such things, Hi Emily).

And me?  Definitely not glandular fever.  No pus.

He drew blood just to be sure, and told me to go away, and not come back until Wednesday.  No bedside manner to speak of, but he is quite sure of his opinions.

5 thoughts on “Health Update”

  1. I’m sorry you’re still not feeling well – but glad it’s not glandular fever. And poor Inigo just can’t catch a break, can he? He’s such a trooper, though. I wouldn’t have even known he was unwell on the weekend if Mark hadn’t taken his temp.

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  2. Me and Clare (Clare and I) agree that we wouldn’t usually use any antibx for glue ear; if there was a smelly discharge, we’d swab and send off for culture, and if that showed an unusual bug we might use augmentin if that’s what it was sensitive to…

    Augmentin is third line antibiotic. USed for human bites that break the skin, as well as other bad infections.

    But there you go!

    Can have Glandular fever without pus, though much less likely; blood test is definitive, but they’d mainly just advise you not to play rugby (contact sports – can burst your swollen spleen etc) for 3/12 and advise you not to drink…

    I shall now return to knitting and cooking. Much preferable! Hope you all feel better, whatever, MLF us.

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    1. I hear you! I really think they would rather write you a script and get you to piss off quickly, rather than spend a few minutes discussing options. But then, I am especially cynical today!

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  3. Can you see someone who takes more time if you book farther ahead (ie, not needing to deal with acute illness NOW; glue ear’s a chronic problem, and really only a big deal if affecting hearing and learning, which it DOESN’T sound like, so you can take your time).

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    1. Yup – seeing the wonder paed monday week. We should have the results of the hearing test by then. Inigo will get the best of care – I just need to find a decent GP for me. There is one in South Wentworthville that is good, if you don’t mind booking ahead and waiting for three hours!

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